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[Video] A Yoga Flash Mob in Houston Wants to Remind You That the Holidays Should Be Fun

Be honest: With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, how are you doing this holiday season?

If you're stressed, don't feel bad because you're not alone. What many consider to be the most wonderful time of the year is sometimes anything but that. It seems that no matter where you go, there are crowds and lines and noise and terrible parking situations. Even if you're one of those people who love to get out and shop, holidays at the mall can be a nightmare. It's enough to frazzle even the strongest.

That's why in these hard holiday times, it's nice that there are people out there who want to remind us via the magic of a yoga flash mob what the season is really supposed to be about.

With their yoga mats and Santa hats in tow, members of the Houston yoga community set up shop at the corner of Montrose and Westheimer to do some freestyle jamming and hopefully remind everyone that the holidays don't have to be a time of stress.

"It can be about joy and cheer and presents," says Albina Rippy of Yoga One Studios.

She makes a good point.

This was the third annual Yoga Flash Mob, and if we're being honest, this seems like a great way to spend a lunch hour. Look at the people in the above video: They all look so happy. We could all use a little more of that holiday cheer in our life. Best get to stretching now.

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Cory Garcia is a Contributing Editor for the Houston Press. He once won an award for his writing, but he doesn't like to brag about it. If you're reading this sentence, odds are good it's because he wrote a concert review you don't like or he wanted to talk pro wrestling.
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